Brodie Smith And Kurt Gibson Reflect On Their Adventures During The Amazing Race

Brodie and Kurt were the sixth team eliminated on Season 28 of The Amazing Race.

1. Brodie and Kurt were the sixth team eliminated on Season 28 of The Amazing Race.

After traveling the world together, friends and pro-frisbee tossers Brodie and Kurt came up short during the latest episode of The Amazing Race and host Phil Keoghan had to give them the disappointing news that their adventure was over after being U-Turned by their fellow racers.

While the duo didn't proceed to the next leg of the journey and would've preferred not to leave via U-Turn, they did strengthen their bond as best friends and the journey allowed them to visit cities they never dreamed they'd see.

Read what Brodie and Kurt had to say following their incredible experience on The Amazing Race.
1. Was there anything you were surprised by between watching the show and actually being a racer on it?

2. 1. Was there anything you were surprised by between watching the show and actually being a racer on it?

Brodie: "The crew really stood out to me. They're so great and they are so crazy in-shape since they're pretty much doing what we're doing all while recording it and it's awesome. [Plus], the production team that puts together the entire race is incredible.

Also, [I was surprised by] how difficult the race actually is. Watching it on TV, everything looks so easy. Even on our season, people would ask us why we didn't do certain things, but when you're actually on the show, you're constantly stressed and tired and it's hard to make decisions. The elements of traveling—on top of having to do tasks in the dripping sweat—just makes everything harder."

Kurt: "People were telling me I looked tired toward the end of the race and it's true. I was exhausted!"
2. What do you think your team’s biggest strengths and weaknesses were?

3. 2. What do you think your team’s biggest strengths and weaknesses were?

Brodie: "I'd say our biggest strength was our positivity. We stayed positive throughout the race. I'd say our biggest weakness was that I was on one leg, so that was a problem. In any other season, the two guys are normally the big physical threat, but I had just had knee surgery, so we were just one-and-a-half of a physical threat."
3. Do you have a favorite memory from the Race?

4. 3. Do you have a favorite memory from the Race?

Kurt: "My favorite memories include racing the camels in Dubai and being able to beat them. [That] and when we were at the top of the French Alps. It was just awesome!"

Brodie: "For me, I would say the first time we came in first place. Also, I would say the paragliding in Chamonix. There are a lot of things I will never forget, but those were pretty cool."
4. Did the Race strengthen your already tight bond? If so, how?

5. 4. Did the Race strengthen your already tight bond? If so, how?

Kurt: "We already knew how to deal with each other, so there were no surprises. I'm perfect, though, so Brodie shouldn't have had any issues with me." 

Brodie: "It would [have been difficult] if you were newly dating or just mediocre friends, but Kurt and I played on the same team for 10 years and have been through so much together. There were no surprises on the race since we already knew each other really well."
5. How did it feel to be U-Turned by two teams during your final leg in the Race?

6. 5. How did it feel to be U-Turned by two teams during your final leg in the Race?

Brodie: "It sucked. Not good. Losing that way was tough for us since we couldn't do anything about it. From a strategic perspective, Burnie and Ashley made a great decision in locking us out of the race."

Kurt: "It's tough to go out like that. We wanted to go out because we dropped the coconuts, or Brodie got scared jumping off the clip. We didn't want to go out because of a U-turn. It's unfortunate, but it's part of the game."
6. Everyone seemed so close on your season. Is there such a thing as friendly competition?

7. 6. Everyone seemed so close on your season. Is there such a thing as friendly competition?

Brodie: "100-percent. I think sometimes there are rivalries, but there can also be times, like [on] our season, where everyone is extremely nice and awesome. It was all friendly competition. We all enjoyed each other's company and we truly liked each other."
7. Which teams do you keep in touch with now?

8. 7. Which teams do you keep in touch with now?

Kurt and Brodie: "We're all in group chat and we keep in touch with everyone. There hasn't been that much hanging out since we're in Texas, but we keep in touch and see each other when we can."

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